meniño

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See also: menino and Meniño

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese menynno of uncertain origin: maybe from Latin minimus, or either from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small). Cognate with Portuguese menino.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meniño m (plural meniños, feminine meniña, feminine plural meniñas)

  1. infant
  2. little finger

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • menino” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • menin” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • meniño” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • meniño” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>